Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

August 29, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, August 29, 2013

VALDOSTA — To the disgruntled pizza delivery person, delivery fees are automatically included in the price of the pizza when you order it for delivery. It clearly states "delivery fee" on the receipt. You’re not a waiter, you brought a pizza in a cardboard box to the door.

I respect my military friends, but I find it amusing that many of them have the silly little notion that whatever worked in the military will work in the civilian world.

The person suggesting Berrien County is broke must not be a taxpayer. The county had surplus budgets three consecutive years and paid off over $1.5 million of a $4.5 million debt . Accomplished while reducing the millage rate. As a taxpayer I feel very fortunate to have Commissioners who manage expenses and require accountability from all departments.

Does anyone know if you can sue for your medical information being told to others by employees and the best lawyer to use for that? Thank you.

I understand how the booster clubs work, but you would think that all of the school-related groups would work together. Teachers have been furloughed and the schools are scrounging for education-related funds, but we have a new scoreboard! If your spouse lost their job, would you let the electricity be turned off, while you bought a new car, because the money was in your ‘new car account?’

When I'm walking or riding my bike, I want to see what's coming at me so I can get out of the way. I don't want to be hit and never see what hit me. We need more sidewalks so we don't have to ride or walk in the street and obstruct traffic. It's not safe on the roads anymore.....not even in your car!

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 4, 2014

    To all Facebookers: You look like idiots when you post these “dares” of jumping in cold water or pictures without makeup. What do you think you are accomplishing? Absolutely nothing ... Send money to support the organizations and then you will be making a difference.

    April 3, 2014

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